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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:47 am    Post subject: word counting in a selected text or selected paragraph Reply with quote

i would like to know if there is any way to get the word count or number of words in a selected text.
thk u

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See this previous thread:

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5934&highlight=word+count

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thk u very much,
now i found something new i didn't know. u have to write macros?
i kind of thought u recorded them, i never did one lol
well. tnk u.
i'll go have a look to the right forum for macros now lol

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may download and install the Andrew Brown's marcos which will count the selected text and number of characters. The link is below.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87718&package_id=98079
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, I actually already found in OpenOffice.org Code Snippets a Howtoinstall a macro post so, i already did it,
i took that code and installed the macro and looks like working..., i think...,
i made some rustic test writing a short frase and using the macro....

do u think is better the andrew brown's macros?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure. If what you have is good enough for you than don't bother to change it. I think andrew brown's macros give a little more information and it also counts the footnotes.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've probably already read this on the other thread but these are my reasons for choosing JohnV's solution:

JohnV wrote:
The subject of word and character counting has come up often lately and I have seen many referrals to Andrew Brown's (AB) word count macro. This macro is not accurate as noted by AB in the code comments. This can be seen by inserting OO's dummy text (dt + F3) and running the macro which shows that the OO program count for this is 292 Words and 1540 Characters while the macro returns values of 323 Words and 1542 Characters.

AB's macro is an effort to increase the speed of Daniel Vogelheim's (DV) original word count macro and also have it count words in footnotes. I believe that I first found the original DV macro in one of AB's earlier macro documents but I can no longer find it though I'm sure it exists somewhere.

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'* I can no longer find DV's original version although a faster
' modified version by Andrew Brown (version 2.0.2, Sept. 3, 2003)
' is currently available in the downloadable macro installer at:
' http://www.darwinwars.com/lunatic/bugs/oo_macros.html
' However, my tests do not indicate the counts are very accurate.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys... I am an experienced MSWord user and web designer, but new to OOo ,and though I downloaded the Andrew Brown's marcos above and opened the document...... I cannot get the macros to inatll.

I clicked on the red button saying install the macro... but nothing happens.

When I look in the Tools/Macro menu I do see the macro there listed under "Saving".
But when I close that document and open one of my own documents... it isn't there any more... hence i think it isn't actually installed.

Help ? I did download a PSF of Andrews Maco instructions but they are in French Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi saoir,

I haven't installed AB's macros so I can't help you there sorry,

I have created an installer for JohnV's macro though:
http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk/downloads.htm#WordCount
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=51064#51064

Maybe that can be of some use to you:?:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:15 am    Post subject: did you se the grey boxes? Reply with quote

No problem for me. Although I have been using them for lon I now installed them again. Pressing the red button (either) first little grey-background dialogues come upt (about 3) informing me that now the library is saved, now the dialogus, now something else).
And the nicely appear in their place as they should. (No mistake, what I have been using for long had been installed in separate units as ACB's macros were the published separately not in one library.)
If, after pressing the red button you did not see the grey boxes with some text in them then there was a problem during the install. I you saw the and the last one informed you the the install is finished or complete, then everything must be in its place. ACBS macros is a separate library.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: did you se the grey boxes? Reply with quote

Gabor wrote:
No problem for me. Although I have been using them for lon I now installed them again. Pressing the red button (either) first little grey-background dialogues come upt (about 3) informing me that now the library is saved, now the dialogus, now something else).
And the nicely appear in their place as they should. (No mistake, what I have been using for long had been installed in separate units as ACB's macros were the published separately not in one library.)
If, after pressing the red button you did not see the grey boxes with some text in them then there was a problem during the install. I you saw the and the last one informed you the the install is finished or complete, then everything must be in its place. ACBS macros is a separate library.

Thanks Gabor... but I dont get ANY grey-background box when I click on either of the red installer buttons... nothing happens at all.
I will check out the 8daysaweek.co.uk's installer....
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